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that the white house holding meetings about al-qaida threat. the obama administration meeting to talk about the terror group and whether the united states should launch strikes there. the group is dangerous since getting crote of large areas in somalia. the sessions began before the u.s. consulate atact in benghazi that left four americans amtrak collides with a tractor trailer . the train with 169 people on board was heading from oakland to bakersville, california when the truck blew through the passing again. passengers tossed around like rag dolls. >> it was ripped out and fell on top of him. i had to lift up the seat and i found him in his car seat. >> smoke. it was just, the train came apart. >> gretchen: train service suspended in the area. we are one day from the presidential debate. mitt romney in denver. it will make the way for the future of the counsel rye. >> these debates are an opportunity for each much us to describe the path way forward for americans. >> i am concerned about having a serious discussion about what to do to keep it growing. >> gretchen: the high-stakes debate
. what happened there, who may be responsible and what the obama administration has said about it is a growing issue in the presidential campaign. and after a syrian shell landed in turkey on wednesday killing five women on impact and then turkey fired back, the turkish parliament today approved possible broader military action against syria. this is one to watch. turkey says this is not a declaration of war, but a warning that turkey will defend itself. syria has now apologized notably, but this incident has raised grounded fears of a wider war. our eamon mowadean is on the ground tonight in turkey. we've put some of his reporting on our website tonight. >>> still ahead as we continue, new research this evening about a chemical we all come in contact with that has raised questions before. this time, the concern is about mothers and their babies. and later, an extraordinary view of the world like we've never seen it before. >>> in health news, as promised, the suggest's been getting a lot of attention lately. a chemical in plastics called bpa and concerns now how it could cause
just days after accusing the obama administration of crushing the coal industry. meantime romney is clarifying his controversial 47% comments. now he says he was completely wrong when he said half of americans are victims independent on the government. now both mitt romney and president obama will be keeping a close eye on the jobless report which is due to be released in about an hour from now. 115,000 jobs were added. they say that will increase the unemployment rate to 8.2%. now that some discouraging job seekers are returning to look for jobs. >>> the film that di pickets the osama bin laden man hunt is set to debut in two days. the new film is distributed by the weinstein company. harvey weinstein is a prominent fundraiser for the obama campaign. they say the timing is not to be believed political. >>> skyrocketing gas places may not come down any time soon. the fire at the chevron refinery at richmond and power refinery lowered supply caused the average price for regular in the state to jump 36-cents in a week. the highest prices are in the los angeles area where some stati
of ge jack welsh ignited a twitter storm this morning when he accused the obama administration of manipulating the numbers for political gain. >> there are always charges of manipulation on either side that's conspiracy thinking. >> reporter: the bureau who put out the jobs report are infrom the political process some republicans say welsh was way off base. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> american airlines cancelled a flight this morning as part of ongoing problems with seats. the flight was scheduled to takeoff 6:40 this morning the airline taking 44 flights out of service to fix the seat problems. 50 flights were cancelled yesterday. american says wear, poor design and spilled soda can cause seats to pop loose during the flight. this adds to the troubles. >>> health officials in contra costa county holding a news conference this morning concerning an east bay man who died from rabies although paced away overseas he may have contracted the disease close to home. laura anthony is in martinez. what are the health officials saying? >> reporter: they say this man did contr
ignited a twitter storm this morning when he accused the obama administration of manipulating the numbers for political gain. >> there are always charges of manipulation on either side that's conspiracy thinking. >> reporter: the bureau who put out the jobs report are infrom the political process some republicans say welsh was way of base. karen traver, abc news, washington. >> american airlines cancelled a flight this morning as part of ongoing problems with seats. the flight was scheduled to takeoff 6:40 this morning the airline taking 44 flights out of service to fix the seat problems. 50 flights were cancelled yesterday. american ys wear, poor design and spilled soda can cause seats to pop loose during the flight. this adds to the troubles. >>> health officials in contra costa county holding a news conference this morning concerning an east bay man who died from rabies although paced away overseas he may have contracted the disease close to home. laura anthony is in martinez. what are the health officials saying? >> reporter: they say this ma did contract rabies he in contra costa cou
-- protesters, a small group turned out last night. they called on the obama administration to withdraw troops from afghanistan. mitt romney campaigns today in iowa and ohio. he will attend a rally two miles west of des moines. yesterday, he thanked supporters of virginia for coming out in the rain and -- [ unintelligible ] >> he would continue to spend a trillion more than we take in every year in my view that's immoral and wrong. i would cut federal spending and get us on track to a balanced budget. >> romney moves to ohio tonight due to be joined by new jersey governor christie. >>> today saturday suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi finds out if he will lose his job. the board of supervisors set to vote this afternoon on his fate. anti-domestic violence groups held a rally yesterday calling on the supervisors to remove mirkarimi. mirkarimi was suspended by mayor lee after pleading guilty. the charge stemmed if a new year's eve argument with his wife which left her with a bruised arm. the ethics commission determined that mirkarimi committed official misconduct. we'll have a live
that with the failed record of the obama administration. >> kevin, i want to get to some of the specifics on the issues. first i want to ask you about that video jan just showed in her piece, a speech obama made in 2007 covered by all of the networks who had reporter there is at the time. >> right. >> do you think that video is relevant? >> i think a lot of people -- voters have to make that up, look at that video and make up their mind on that individually. i thenk what's more important to this debate right now are the president's policies, the president's record over the past four years. that's going to be the most important topic on stage tonight. >> but kevin as you know -- >> the president's record on the economy and putting people back to work. that hasn't happened over the past four years. that's the more important debate. voters will be watching this conversation that we have tonight and they're going to ask themselves a question, do i want another four years of status quo that president obama is offering or do i want to set the country on a new course as it relates to job creation, a new cours
of the obama administration. >>> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> you have been president for four years. you said would you cut the deficit in half. it's now four years later. we still have trillion dollar deficits. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campaign believes the governor
called the failed promises of the obama administration. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> you have been president for four years. you said would you cut the deficit in half. it's now four years later. we still have trillion dollar deficits. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campai
of speculation on line on social media this morning, that the obama administration could be fudging the numbers. we took that question right to the secretary of labor this morning. she tells us it's ludicrous to say the numbers could be manipulated. >>> secret service has new policies in place after one of the most embarrassing scandals in the history. it would ban excessive drinking and the share of work related information on sites including facebook. this comes five months after more than a dozen employees of the secret service were accused of drunken partying with prostitutes. >>> american activists are planning to stage a protest against u.s. drone strikes, member of the antiwar group code papping planning to hold a rally in islamabad. they are saying the drone attacks killed innocent people, there are conflicting reports about drone casualties. civilian deaths or injuries are rare but others disagree with that. >>> greece's prime minister says his country can only survive until the end of next month. right now officials from the european commission, international monetary fund and europea
the obama administration has stepped up drone astacks. u.s. officials say the aerial strikes are an effective strategy and have killed hundreds of militants that fueled the insurgency across the border in afghanistan. washington also insists civilian casualties are rare. members of code pink say they held fundraisers in the u.s. to pay their way over here and got close to pakistan's tribal region, about an hour away. this is a place many u.s. government and military officials never dare step in. pakistani authorities said they had to stop them for their own safety. even so, code pink not done making nose against the u.s. drones and planning on more protests this week in pakistan. reza saya, cnn, islam bad. >>> the spacex rocket blasted off from cape canaveral last night launching the first commercial flight to the international space station. the unmanned capsule is on its way after separating from the rocket. dragon is carrying 1,000 pounds of cargo and this is the first of a dozen nasa contracted flights to resupply the space station. talk about launching a big one, new orl
the obama administration is not expected to approve a strike before the november election. >>> the first of three presidential debates will be held tonight in denver. they are bringing up controversial video of president barack obama from five years ago. the details about that 5:14 when we take you back here live to washington d.c. >>> we know they are already in the playoffs the oakland a's and he is already at the coliseum, good morning alex. >>> now the as are going into a one game showdown for the showdown. if they can win they will be division champs and you can bet, a's are taking on the rangers for a very meaningful final game of the season. that was the strike out that sealed the deal last night. the a's beat the rangers and that put them in a tie for first place in the al west. they have not even had a share of first place up until now and of course the team is red hot while the rangers are struggling and last night gerard belmont also known jonny gomes was asked about the critical game. >> i am not going to lie to you, we have rallied around each other and we have checked anoth
's license. the legislation signed yesterday qualify for the obama administration work program. it documented people that came to the u.s. before they were 16 years old. the report say the news law will make roads safer. it could be used for other things such as entering airport terminals. >>> today san francisco city leaders to launch the city's new weigh theft tax course. the group is created to help prevent worker abuse in san francisco. officials say the tax course will research and work on policies that will insure fair pay for all workers. >>> authorities in the central valley are looking for brazen robbers who made up with about $2 million in gold in the daytime muse sim heist. investigators say the robbers were armed with pick axes and dressed as anyone gentlemans. the museum held thousands of precious art facts including 1-pound gold nugget. investigators say that nugget was not among the items taken. >>> honored today for the genius award. 66-year-old maw lease lin miller started the family independence initiative. the initiative now around the country. the initiative brings togethe
investors. the suit is the first to be filed under a group set up by the obama administration to investigate misconduct that caused the 2008 financial crisis. jp morgan says it will will contest the suit. and notes that the alleged actions took place before it bought bear stearns. >>> american express is paying $112 million in refunds and fines to settle accusations it duped customers. federal regulators say the credit card company charged unlawful late fees and deceived card holders into paying off old debts or buying extra card services. they will refund about $85 million to about 250,000 customers. >>> and the holiday shopping forecast isn't frightful, but it's also not so delightful. the national retail federation is expecting americans to spend a little more than 4% more than they did last year, but that is less of an increase than we've seen in the past two years, and the smallest growth we've seen since 2009. so don't expect to get much more this year. >> i was going to say as long as i get everything on my list from you, ashley, it will be okay. >> that's all that matters, right? dit
filed by the task force set up by the obama administration to conduct during the financial crisis. jp morgan says it intends to fight the lawsuit. >>> chevron is appealing a decision ordering it to pay property taxes. chevron filed the appeal in contra costa. earlier the board rejected chevron's appeal of the 2009 property tax bill and ordered the company to pay $27 million in taxes. a chevron spokesman tells ktvu the company is in mediation over assessments going back to 2004 and is hopeful for a fair settlement. >>> the city council is meeting tonight that are outsourcing police service. the council expects to hear from both reporters and critics and it seems the meeting could be moot. the proposal is in response to a $9 million deficit and comes with contract know,s with the police department. the city's primary argument is outsourcing police duties to the sheriff's department but we've learn it had sheriff decided not to submit the bid. >>> in recent days, it was peanut products. now it's smoked salmon that is the rauls. kirk land brand smoked salmon sold at costco. it sickened at
. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> the romney campaign also chimed in on twitter writing agree with joe biden. the middle class has been buried the last four years which is why we need a change in november, #can'tafford4more. >>> later that today in asheville, north carolina vice president biden clarified that the middle class was buried by the policies that romney and ryan supported. see if you're convinced by that recovery. >>> also yesterday, a video was relesioned by the daily caller, featuring then senator barack obama speaking to a group of african-american religious leaders in 2007. they are billing the video as a bombshell labelling it obama's other race speech. the video's publication widely seen as an effort to counter the damage inflicted on romney's candidacy by his hidden video comments about the 47%. in the video released yesterday, then candidate obama was critical of the government's response to hurricane katrina. >> when hurricane andrew struck in florida, people said, look at this devastation. we don't expect you to come up w
that killed osama bin laden. however the obama administration is not expected to approve a strike before the november presidential election. >>> this appeared to be a case of mistaken identity and it may actually have been an assassination attempt on americans. they fired into an suv and the associated press reports as evidence a drug cartel infiltrated the police and masterminded that ambush. two cia agents were wounded in that attack. in the meantime fbi are investigating the killing of two border patrol agents. they were investigating those near arizona. so far no arrests have been made but authorities suspect more than one percent fired at those agents. >>> it boil -- emotions boiled over at oakland city hall last night. >> can you remove those protesters who will not sit down and refuse to take their seats. >> they say the shooting of alan blueford was unwarranted and unjustified. alan blueford's mother demanded the police report. >> you can turn away from me and act like it don't matter. alan blueford is gone. >> they gave the report to the alan blueford family but that report stil
media to accuse the obama administration of doctoring those numbers. republican nominee mitt romney did not go that far, but did say the reason for drop in the unemployment rate is because americans have just stopped looking for work. >>> the mom accused of abandoning her 10-year-old daughter inside of a local safeway store after a botched shoplifting attempt was in court today. and nbc bay area has learned investigators believe this mom did the same thing just go weeks earlier and got away with it. the prosecutor says marci ariko pulled the same stunt at the same morgan hill safeway store. the difference is the first time she allegedly went into the store with her daughter instead of waiting outside the whole time. a loss prevention officer with the store said he recognized both mom and daughter the second time around. today she was officially charged with a felony count of commercial burglary and a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. >> you know, it's a very sad situation, very sad. i mean it's the -- it's the person who is supposed to be nurturing you, an
as republicans have accused the obama administration of failing to respond to greater security at the benghazi office. >>> with 90% of the votes counted, chavez receives 54% to 45% for his opponent enrique capriles. capriles was expected to be the president's greatest challenger. >>> in iraq, the government executes 11 men. the number of executions are being called terrifying. international advocates have raised concerns about the fairness of trials, the transparency of court proceedings and the rumor of forced confessions. >>> natural steel pipes are being buried in the ocean bed. if a large earthquake were to hit, they could be raised to 121 feet above the water to diffuse the energy of a tsunami. >>> the man accused of killing trayvon martin plans to file a defamation of character lawsuit against nbc. >> george called and reported a black person. somebody asked him to describe someone. but the way things were edited like by nbc and others made it sound otherwide. >> reporter: three employees of nbc or the nbc station lost their jobs because of the editing. zimmerman is currently free on jai
of course in the middle east and blamed the obama administration for making the region more dangerous. >> i know the president hoped for a safer, freer, and more prosperous middle east allayed with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> today's speech largely repackaged things romney has said before, but included a few specific ways he would change the president's approach. >> president obama fired back in an ad scheduled to run in virginia, which is a key battleground state. the ad portrays romney as reckless and amateurish during a trip to england, israel and poland. >>> how much you spending? these rising gas prices 50 cents higher in the past week alone. that costs you about $8 extra for every trip to the gas station. nbc bay area's stephanie trong joins us in oakland this evening. stephanie, gas prices and politics usually go hand in hand. what is the spin here? >> reporter: raj, it really depends on who you ask. if you ask the industry experts, they say the trend was already happening with the wholesale price. but other folks are saying it is politics. here at telegraph
or joint missions with libyan forces. however, the obama administration is not expected to approve a strike before the november presidential election. >>> and a new report out today will highlight one of the nation's most wasteful counterterrorism programs ever. homeland security financed this. the record ads that the fusion centers were run by state and local officials with little oversight on spending. >>> people all over the nation are talking about this morning about a wisconsin television news anchor who on live television blasted a viewer who criticized her weight. >> the truth is, i am overweight. you could call me fat, and yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that, that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family and you have admitted that you don't watch this show. so you know nothing about me but from what you see on the outside and i'm watch more than a number on a scale. >> that's jennifer livingston. she works f
for the right to work legally under a new obama administration policy called deferred action for childhood arrivals. the california law builds on that policy and will now allow the department of motor vehicles to issue licenses to illegal immigrants as long as they meet certain criteria. they have to have crossed the border before they were 16, have been in the u.s. continuously for the past five years, be under 30 years of age and enrolled in school or a certified training program. >> the requirements, i have to take... >> i think it's okay just because it wasn't their choice when they were brought into the country. so it's only fair for them to be able to get a driver's license. >> reporter: while some argue that california should leave immigration issues to the federal government, the law drew bipartisan support even among those opposed to illegal immigration. >> i think we should encourage people to come over here legally but we also have a lot of illegal people doing work for us. and i think punishing people for something that happened when they were a kid is improper. >> reporter: no
-mail putting the obama administration in the hot seat. >>> daily coffee fix, the new research revealing have you heard of the new dialing procedure for the 408 and 669 area codes? no, what is it? starting october 20, 2012, if you have a 408 or 669 number, you'll need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number for all calls. o.k., but what if i have an 408 number and i'm calling a 408 number? you'll still need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number. so when in doubt, dial it out! >>> good morning. low clouds and fog pulling back across the bay area throughout the afternoon going to provide sunny skies, tahoe 65 and sunny, low 70s big sur and we will be looking at a sun and cloud mix today. low clouds and fog all wait to our inland valleys, cool, another cool afternoon with sunshine -- likes like more marine layer mixes out over the weekend. >>> 5:48. new this morning, abc news has obtained internal e-mail indicating the state department denied major security request from the u.s. embassy in libya months before a deadly attack. last month u.s. ambassador chris stevens was k
the obama administration manipulated the numbers to take advantage of them. investors, positive on wall street seems to be muted. dow up 46 points s&p fast in the -- s&p and nasdaq in the green. zynga shares down 20% cut forecast for key metrics good predictor of future bookings. zynga makes most of its money selling the virtual goods the players use and struggling with slower growth as users spend more time on mobile devices. have you don't your holiday shopping yet? survey says 40% of bargain hunters are already doing holiday shopping. more than 70% of early birds have a dismal view of the economy. many worry about being able to make purchases in the coming months. live at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. >>> hrar is in for mike. cloudy start again. >>> a little mix from our roof camera, pretty sunrise if you are around the bay and checking in, happening officially at 7:09, setting at 6:46, due to low clouds, airport delays this will mix out we'll see nice afternoon nice weekend live doppler 7 hd right now dry, low clouds, higher clouds monday maybe a few raindrops from our
yesterday, the president accused republican challenger mitt romney of being dishonest. the obama campaign vows they will sharpen their attacks. >>> also mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia today as well. he's holding what is called a coal country rally. just days after accusing the obama administration of crushing the coal industry. in the meantime mitt romney is now clarifying his controversial 47% statement. now he says he was complete his wrong when he said that half of americans are victims and dependent on the government. >>> goo news -- good news on the jobs front. the newly released jobs report shows the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% last month. coming up at 6:15 we will take you live to our washington, d.c. bureau. we'll let you hear more about how this report will effect the presidential election. >>> right now we want to go back over to sal. so he's keeping an eye on traffic. how does it look? >> it looks all right. we don't have a lot of slow traffic out there. we've had a couple miner fender benders. we look at the bigger trends here. right now it's getting sloes. if
. small group turned out last night code pink activists and other anti-war groups called on the obama administration to withdraw troops from afghanistan. >> mitt romney campaigns today in iowa and ohio, two of the nine battleground states. he will attend a rally in iowa, 20 miles west of des moines. yesterday he thanked supporters in virginia for coming out in the rain and dished up harsh criticism of the president's spending record. >> he would continue to spend a trillion more than we take in every year in my view that's immoral and wrong. if i'm president of the united states, i will cut federal spending, cap it and finally get us on track to a balanced budget. >> tonight he moves on to ohio where he is due to be joined by new jersey governor christie. >>> new this morning, oakland police investigating their 96th and 97th homicides of the year two people were found shot to death in a car in west oakland one shot in the head, both men. no immediate information on any suspects. >>> the husband of a hercules woman found stabbed to death in their home friday may get to return to their
on the obama administration's handling of the deadly attack in labia. romney headed overseas this summer with a few missteps in the obama campaign seized on those mistakes. >> reckless, immaturish that's what they called his tour to israel, po -- israel, poland and israel. >> reporter: now, new polls show that mitt romney received a boost from the debate, essentially leaving this race in a tie. >>> the vice president candidates are getting ready for their debates. democrats are hoping that joe biden does better against paul ryan than president obama did with mitt romney last week. >> i think paul ryan is gonna did a great job. i think that joe biden is a very good key baiter. >> analysts say that there's pressure on ryan to show he's potential protesters presidential material in his first debate. >> early voting begins today. if you want to vote today, head to the offices today but most of them are closed because of columbus day. >>> ven sway sway lan president -- inventoryian venezuelan presidential hugo chavez ran the presidency again. he's the longest-running president in latin-ameri
by the obama administration that are having a chilling effect on energy production in the united states. those three things alone would send signals to the marketplace. we're serious about our energy policy. even though congress doesn't act, the administration, the president could take those steps and it would send a clear signal, put a lot more people to work. >> so what should the policy look like? what, in your view, would be the most important, you know, event that the administration can do to help the country's energy situation? >> i think the first thing is it needs to be a policy driven by job creation. in the oil and the gas business, since this recession started in 2007, 2008, we've created close to 400,000 jobs when the economy has lost 6 million. so we need to focus on job creation potential. the second thing we shouldn't overlook is the amount of revenue that the industry generates as they create these jobs. we contribute over $86 million a day to the federal government. that's a lot of revenue that could help with deficit, deficit reduction and our debt structure. the third piece
the obama administration -- >> the president said he'd cut the deficit in half. unfortunately, he doubled it. trillion-dollar deficits for the last four years. >> when romney accuses the president of doubling a deficit, he's stretching the truth a bit. obama inherited a $1.2 trillion deficit when he came into office. you in the president increased that to $1.4 trillion deficit, but the deficits have stayed just under that. they've stayed very high, but they've been just under that for the next couple of years. he hasn't doubled it. >> reporter: these were just a few of the misleading claims flagged by fact check. and they may have found sounded familiar. >> as facts checkers, we've heard these claims over and over again. there wasn't a whole lot new in last night's debate. >> reporter: don't be surprised when you hear similar claims in the remaining debates. one topic that will surely come up again, the alleged $5 trillion tax cut in governor romney's plan. it's important to note there is no $5 trillion estimate. a nonpartisan tax policy center only forecast cuts for one year under romney's
. >> allen pizzey, thank you. obama administration has held secret meetings over the al qaeda threat in north africa, affiliate becoming more dangerous now that it controls most of the area. >> "new york times" reports the u.s. is abandoning hope for a taliban peace deal in afghanistan. now there's a more modest goal setting the stage for afghans to work out a deal amongst themselves after western forces leave the country. that's a big story. >>> the fresno bee reports 40 people were had hurt in the amtrak accident, big rig ran into the train with 169 passengers in california. two double decker cars and the engine were knocked off the c1 3 >>> new questions this morning after the border patrol shoots a young mother. her family wants answers. >> shots fired. it just -- it hurts my body just to think the way she felt. >> this morning, we'll look at the investigation. >>> and the nfl replacement refs were criticized and ridiculed. this one calls it a dream come true. what it was like at the center of the storm and why he wanted to take the field one more time. on "cbs this morning." only six deg
he said in 2007. during a speech to a predominantly black audience, then senator obama implied the bush administration was withholding recovery money after hurricane katrina based on race. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? >> reporter: all major media outlets covered the speech at the time. >> i have to say i'm a little amazed that as you mentioned a widely covered speech likely by people at your network is somehow caused a kerfuffle five years later. >> reporter: millions of people will be watching anxious to see who has the best jobs plan. bill is try to find work. he has been a regular at this job center since he lost his job as a truck driver last december. the 61-year-old has been at a homeless shelter for five months and still waiting on both candidates to offer specific. >> they are spending a lot of time and money saying, we'll do this and that. we would like to see more results. >> reporter: romney participated in 19 debates during the primaries. president obama is also a seasoned debater. bigad shaban, cbs news, denver. >>> denver universi
stevens and three other americans were killed three weeks ago. critics argue the obama administration was not prepared for the violence. secretary of state clinton says she is determined to find out if any security requests were denied. >>> new labor department figures out this morning show that businesses are adding jobs but not that many. the number of americans filing for unemployment benefits rose to 367,000 last week. that is 4,000 more than the previous week. the labor department will release its september jobs report tomorrow. economists expected unemployment rate to increase a fraction to 8.2%. >>> baseball's regular season ended last night. detroit tigers miguel cabrera made history, led the american league in home runs, batting average and runs batted in. jim axelrod has been following this once-in-a-generation event. >> good morning, norah. that may be underselling it. this hasn't been done in 45 years. miguel cabrera is now taking his place alongside some of the greatest names in baseball history. >> getting ready to hit third in this inning. >> he could have sat out the l
leadership of al-qaeda is gone. they have been targeted and killed by the obama administration. osama bin laden no longer is a threat to the united states and neither is moammar gadhafi. and iran is nowhere closer to getting a nuclear weapon than they were before president obama took office. and america's prestige is up all over the world. the most popular person in europe today is barack obama. so people look differently and more kindly and more as a friend and partner to the united states than they ever did under george bush and dick cheney. i think this president has made a huge contribution in lifting the united states in the eyes of the world, and we are safer today than we ever were under george bush and dick cheney. 866-55-press, what do you say. >> announcer: radio meets telejigs. the "bill press show" now on current tv. of this democracy and see your tweets up on our screen. >>now that's politically direct. >> announcer: heard around the ♪ >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >> bill: you got it 26 minutes after the hour. before we get to your calls on
% back romney. and governor romney slammed president obama's foreign policies this morning during a speech at the virginia military institute. he says the president is leading from behind instead of using the country's power to shake history. romney also portrayed the administration as weak for changing its explanation for last month's deadly attacks on the us consulate in libya. >> this latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible resolving israel. no, the administration has finally conceded these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists. >> the obama campaign is dismillsing romney's speech -- is -- is dismissioning romney's speech -- dismissing romney's speech,. >>> the president is arriving here in the bay area. he's in kern county right now to dedicate a memorial to the late leader cesar chavez. he's speaking there. you can barely see him. he's greeting some supporters there. we'll have a report shortly from san francisco on the president's here to the bay area. >>> early voting begins in california today. if you want to vote early, just head to your county electio
by the obama administration. >> i'm going to get that pipe line from canada if i have to build it myself. >> paul ryan was greeted by his family in iowa before kicking off a bus tour in dubuque where he emphasized the importance of the debates. >> we're entering the debate phase, the choice phase of this campaign. and this choice is ever so clear. >> president obama is hunkering down in nevada preparing for his one-on-one confrontation with romney, keeping a more low key schedule in a las vegas suburb. the president did make a brief appearance at campaign office where he delivered pizza and called and thanked volunteers. >> the work is making all the difference. >> he joked hu he is preparing. >> basically they are keeping me indoors. it's a drag. they are making me do my homework. >> romney aides play down expectations, new jersey governor chris christie continued to ramp them up. >> it's a huge night. a bad couple of weeks and we want to turn this around. if you want to turn it around, you got to perform on the biggest stage. >> speaking of turning around a slew of national polls have
. [applause]. >>reporter: president obama speaking live at the bill gram vic auditoum in san francisco holding a big fundraiser tonight. he takes off some of the accomplishment of his administration that would he point to in an attempt to be reelected soon. he is coming off a debate in which many said he did not do well against mitt romney. and he is here in san francisco raising more money from his campaign. thursday the vice president candidates will debate and next week next tuesday the 2 presidential comb will debate e moreime. after spending the night sanrancco he ll hea next to ohio torrow before returnio the white house. >>> well on his way bay area from los angeles today the president made a side trip. he dedicated new national monument in honor of the late farm leader chavez happened where the united farm worker still has the headquarters in teen, californ east of bakerield e werthere toy forhe dedition of. >>port: it's prident obairst vis to central california introduced by ufw leader rodriguez the crowd of thousands gave the president a festive welcome. >> the presiden
:35 the new ad just released by the obama campaign and who is asking the administration to pull it. it's not romney or the republicans. >> jerry sandusky was sentenced today. he will spend at least 30 years in jail. effectively it's a life sentence. >> reporter: he arrived at the courts house clutching a folder smiling. he faced up to 400 years in jail. the 68-year-old continued to proclaim his innocence in court. speaking for about 13 minutes he insisted that he didn't do these disgusting acts. the lead prosecutor called his speech ridiculous. >> his statement today was a masterpiece ofself delusion, completely unattach from reality and without any acceptance of responsibility. >> reporter: then victim after victim claimed he is also a lier. victim number six cried telling sandusky its time for you to admit your sins. convict victim number four said screwed up my life. the judge sentenced him to a minimum of 30 years and a maximum of 60 years. the defense attorneys promptly announced plans to appeal insisting they didn't have enough time to prepare. >> what happened in cases like t
obama as a record out there. hopefully he does not have them scribbled on his hand. >> obama said early on in his administration, it is a one-term proposition. i would use that as a zinger. i would use that he said i'm here from state for change but that only comes from the outside. romney can say i'm from the house side.outside. ifm obama i have the opportunity to drill in that 47 percent boatboat-- >> the polls are going to tighten up between now and november. i do not see an exceptionally great news. the key note is what are the polls and the swing states. if obama wins 2 out of the seven he wins the election. ohio + one basically gives him the election. the path for romney as he has to win florida. that is a big store for him to do. this is his reset night and if he can do it, we will see. >> we are hoping to try to do something with facebook and twitter. it is going to be a long day. >> we will join you and don't forget you can catch the debate live here on the crown 247 news channel 123 and digital channel 4.2. >> it looks like this evening we can actually see some fog and tempera
study has shown that medicare has lowered administrative costs than private insurance does which is why seniors are generally pretty happy with it. and private insurers have to make a profit. >> reporter: even advisers to president obama admit romney did well. >> i give him credit for a strong performance. >> reporter: the debate was one of the most substantive in recent history. now democrats hope to seize on the details to attack romney moving forward. >> are we going to hold the governor accountable for his fraudulent positions? yes, we're going to do that. >> reporter: obama's campaign is continuing an argument that romney will initiate $5 trillion in tax cuts favoring the wealthy. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> virtually everything he just said about my tax plan sin accurate. >> reporter: meanwhile romney's campaign is pleased. >> governor romney was clearly very much in command of the facts last night and had solutions. >> reporter: hoping to build on that calm, cool confidence that came auto for the first t
or anything like that, but i was nominated by president obama to be the united states attorney here two years ago. yes, my boss. [ applause ] and i'm honored to represent him, the president, the administration and the department of justice in northern california and in san francisco and in that capacity to welcome you here today to see this movie screening. there are 800 san francisco public high school students here today. so thank you for being here. [ applause ] it's really amazing. really amazing. there are 2400 of your classmates sitting in movie theaters around this city as we speak, all of you are watching the film this morning together. so we really appreciate it. we laid down a challenge to oakland. oakland has now pledged to screen the film between now and october 4th and we heard from san mateo county is now pledging to show the film to kids in san mateo county. so you really started a movement in the bay area and we appreciate you being here today to see this very special film. as the united states attorney here i meet with community groups and leaders all over the bay area, all
what happened in libya, does the administration see some vulnerability there as to what accusations may come out of that? >> well, there is a vulnerability. on the one hand as the obama campaign is saying mitt romney spoke too soon on libya, the republicans can say the same thing about the administration on libya. when susan rice, ambassador to the united nations came out and said this was an uprising, not a terrorist event. well, the story has changed since then. that's something now the republicans can point to. there is a vulnerability although everybody still believes on foreign policy that's far, far secondary to the primary issue of this campaign which is the economy. >> john, i want to ask you about mitt romney and his foreign policy advisers and how he would differ from president obama. there's an interesting piece "new york times" in the today by david sanger, what he says of mr. romney. beyond his critique of mr. obama as failing to project american strength abroad, mr. romney has yet to fill in many of the details of how he would conduct foreign policy toward the rest of the
president reagan did in the czech republic. president obama seems to have missed that. he comes into these things late. his own administration describes him as leading by following. you don't lead by following. if you're following, you're following. that's what we see in seyria. that's what we saw in libya, in egypt. and now we see tremendous confusion on the part of this administration about what's really going on in the middle east. you look at libya, it's a scandal. i mean, what happened with libya is an absolute scandal of the b biggest proportions. i think only because the campaign is going on is it being held back. the white house, it seems to me, knew there was real danger to that ambassador. not only did they provide the security necessary, it sounds to me that they reduced the security, which is astounding. i don't know if that's true. one congressman told me that. if that's true, that's astounding. >> you saw secretary of state madeleine albright call romney speech full of platitude and free of substance. >> i'm sure the former secretary of state would say that. the re
and cities. >> reporter: the retirement administrators says pension contributions make up fewer than 9% of a state's budget. the association says the report demonizes workers. california received an f. in washington, jaqqueline fell. >>> president obama and republican nominee mitt romney are in their final hours of preparation for the first of three high stakes debates tomorrow. the president is getting ready in nevada while romney is prepping in colorado. the debate will be held at the university of denver and will focus on domestic policy. the audience will be told as usual not to respond to anything the candidates say but even without applause, observers say the pun at -- viewers will know the response. >>> you can watch the presidential debate here on channel 2 tomorrow night. our coverage will begin at 6:00 p.m. it'll be followed thereafter by a special edition of ktvu channel 2 news. >>> lawmakers returned to washington on the ryan republican budget and other proposals to end the medicare guarantee. congress is in recess to allow house and senate members time to campaign. but mi
house. let's just project forward and let's just say theoretically that president obama wins re-election. forecast the next six months after that from what you know of this administration and what might happen. >> well -- >> republican leadership that you're familiar with. >> obviously, you don't know, but he is tuned into his own ambivalences. and in the reporting on this, it's very clear he realizes we face a problem that is not going to go away, that he's got to address. and there are documents that are floating around that i got and notes of meetings, and you see, for instance, on medicare. he's now campaigning on we're not going to cut medicare. and there are documents where last year he was saying oh, yeah, we have to cut it $250 billion over ten years. >> wait. so you've got a document where barack obama is saying we've got to cut medicare $250 billion, which i think is responsible. but his campaign team is going out there every day saying watch out. we're not going to cut medicare, but mitt romney is. >> yeah. i mean, it's not just his campaign team. it's the president a
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